Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Grandview: A Broken or Damaged Timing Belt

March 22, 2022

The timing belt rotates the cam shafts which open and close the valves that allow air, fuel, and exhaust to flow through the engine as it powers your car when you drive around Columbus.An old timing belt can lose a tooth in the belt allowing it to slip. The engine could stop or misfire. Timing be... More

Smooth Shifting in Columbus, Ohio: Transmission Service

April 11, 2021

So you have some exciting plans for the weekend. You're going to take some of your friends out on the boat for some water skiing. Of course, you've gotten the boat all ready. And you haven't forgotten about your tow vehicle. You've gassed it up and even vacuumed it out. However, there is somethi... More

Columbus Car Owners Ask: Why Do I Need to Change My Serpentine Belt?

January 1, 2021

Any Columbus driver who understands preventive maintenance knows that if it ain't broke, don't fix it is bad auto advice. Replacing a part before it breaks is much less costly for Columbus residents than repairing the engine damage that comes after a part breaks or fails. A good example of this i... More

Gear Up: Transmission Service at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Grandview in Columbus

September 13, 2020

The transmission system in your vehicle allows you to change gears. Lower gears are power gears. They get your vehicle moving and get it up hills. Higher gears get the vehicle up to speed and get it rolling faster. If you have a standard transmission, then you have to do the work of shifting gea... More

Combustion Choreography: Timing Belt Replacement at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Grandview in Columbus

January 1, 2020

Have you ever seen a ballet performance? Have you wondered how all of those dancers manage to travel all over the stage jumping and twirling and never crash into each other? That's the job of a choreographer.Our auto engines are also highly choreographed. Pistons travel up and down inside cylinde... More

It Pays to Take Care of Your Transmission at Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Grandview

July 21, 2019

If you've been paying attention, you've noticed that vehicle engines are getting more and more powerful in Columbus. At the same time, they are getting better and better fuel economy. I've gotta tell 'ya, most of that's because of technological advances in transmissions. To get a better understa... More

A Cool and Smooth Transmission in Columbus

July 2, 2018

When it comes to preventive maintenance on our vehicles, most of us Columbus drivers remember to get our oil changed. But services that occur at longer intervals like transmission service sometimes get overlooked. Yet transmission service is part of car care. A poorly maintained transmission w... More

Automotive Tips from Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Grandview: Timing Belt Overview

March 25, 2018

In your engine, valves over each combustion chamber open to allow fresh air in, close during the combustion event, and then other valves open to let out the exhaust. All of this happens over and over thousands of times a minute when you are driving around Columbus. The timing belts important job ... More

The Tuffy Tire & Auto Service Grandview Guide to Caring for Your Transmission

February 7, 2018

Most vehicles have automatic transmissions, yet a lot of Columbus drivers only have a fuzzy understanding about what a transmission does. Think back to the last time you rode a bike in Columbus. You started out in a lower gear and shifted to higher gears as you went faster. Down shift for hills,... More